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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2017 Subaru Forester

Buyers in the market for a new family hauler can be overwhelmed with choice. Even after picking a vehicle segment, there are multiple brands and hundreds of vehicles to decide between. The key to narrowing down the options is to consider the daily use of the vehicle. Families are often most concerned with gas mileage, seating capacity and comfort for their daily drives around town. Let’s compare two crossovers that are best-sellers for their respective brands, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2017 Subaru Forester. Which of these vehicles makes the best family vehicle?

Both crossovers have plenty to get excited about, but offer differing focuses. The 2017 Subaru Forester could certainly haul a family across town but it is more geared toward adventure. The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander really excels at daily driving. For that reason, the 2017 Outlander may be better as family vehicle.

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander vs 2017 Subaru Forester
25/30 Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 22/28
7 Seating Capacity 5
$23,495 Starting MSRP $22,595
front wheel Drive Type all wheel

Family-Friendly Features in the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

One of the largest concerns for families is space. Luckily, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander has plenty with standard three-row seating. The crossover has a total seating capacity of seven, with passengers entering the third row from the second row sliding seats. The 2017 Subaru Forester however, only provides room for five. Again focused on adventure, the 2017 Forester sacrifices seating capacity for cargo space that hauls gear rather than passengers. The 2017 Outlander’s total cargo space is nothing to roll your eyes at however and offers an ample 63.3 cubic feet with the second and third row seats folded down. The remaining interior space on the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander is thoughtful and comfortable on long drives. The driver and first-row passenger will have access to a standard 6.1 inch touchscreen infotainment display that has available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smartphone integration. The 2017 Forester’s interior is functional but not something to write home about. Buyers looking for a well-made crossover that can provide space for their growing family for years to come should consider giving the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander a try.

For additional information on the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander or other Mitsubishi vehicles contact us at Libertyville Mitsubishi.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander with a dog in the cargo space
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Drivers View of Dashboard
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander sitting in a fancy driveway
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Vacationing in the woods